Coins, Currency, and Medals
The Museum possesses one of the largest numismatic collections in the world. The collections include over 1 million objects, comprising coins, medals, decorations, and pieces of paper money. Among the many great rarities here are some of the world’s oldest coins, created 2,700 years ago. But the collection also includes the latest innovations in electronic monetary exchange, as well as beads, wampum, and other commodities once used as money. A special strength lies in artifacts that illustrate the development of money and medals in the United States. The American section includes many rare and significant coins, such as two of three known examples of the world's most valuable coin, the 1933 double eagle $20 gold piece.
"Coins, Currency, and Medals - Overview" showing 1 items.
- Description (Brief)
- A first-prize ribbon produced by Whitehead & Hoag Co. for the Maine State Poultry Association. The button, made of celluloid, has a color image of the emblem for the State of Maine. The silk ribbon is blue, with silver-embossed inscription. A silk cord is attached to the back of the button.
- The ribbon reads "11th Annual Show Maine State Poultry Association // Portland, Maine // Dec. 12-13-14-15 1911."
- Currently not on view
- date made
- Whitehead & Hoag Company
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center